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New Control Panel Compliance Requirements

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Panel builders can prevent costly safety and compliance problems by knowing the latest changes to key standards and regulations. When control panels are being conceived and created, developers…

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Modernizing Boiler Controls for Greater Reliability, Visibility, and Building Automation Integration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A solution using the SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC resolved longstanding boiler operation issues that affected heating and steam generation at a major U.S. research institution. The result underscored the…

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From Rockwell® to Siemens: Making the Switch

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A major soft drink maker reduced cost, complexity and downtime when it switched to Siemens PLC, HMI, drives and networking solutions. The syrup room is the heart of…

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Controller Replacement: Five Early Warning Signs that It’s Time to Upgrade

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Investments in industrial automation can fall short of expectations if legacy controllers prove unable to support new information technology that can be leveraged for competitive advantage. Learn the…

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Moving Toward the Digital Factory: Seven Features of Digitally Optimized Controllers

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Manufacturers are looking to modernization, not migration, as they move toward implementing Industry 4.0 strategies. Here’s what to look for in making sure that controllers are digitally enabled…

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New Technology Gives Gantry Market a Lift

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When OEM Harry Major Machine converted its gantry systems from CNCs to a PLC-based platform, fault recovery was improved by 35% and plant uptime by 25%. Gantry systems…

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Improving Information Flow Improves Production Flow

Monday, March 28, 2016

With field devices getting smarter and controllers more sophisticated, the operational networking layers that keep plants running have more things to do. This is where SCADA systems function;…

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What’s Under the Hood of an Automotive Supplier’s Wireless Upgrade?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

How Trutegra’s intelligent bridge crane controls, with SCALANCE wireless broadband technology, save an automotive supplier hundreds of thousands of dollars. Automakers are buying huge volumes of high-strength steel…

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Industry Experts Converge at Manufacturing in America 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Convening in Detroit on March 23rd and 24th, Manufacturing in America brings together the world’s leading experts on the digitization in manufacturing—engineers, business leaders, educators, and policymakers—to discuss…

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How ‘Automated Ozone’ Enhances Our Food Safety

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ozone International, maker of automated equipment using ozone gas to inhibit microbial growth in processed foods, bumps-up reliability, efficiency and maintenance with Siemens PLC and HMI solutions. Ozone…

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Controllers Slash Costs, Trim Space

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The SIMATIC S7-1500 controller series has been supplemented with two compact controllers that can reduce costs by up to 70%.   The CPUs, which also provide space savings of…

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Introducing SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Siemens has introduced the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller CPU 1507S. The CPU 1507S software controller for PC-based automation on Simatic Industrial PCs is based on the Simatic S7-1500…

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Industry 4.0: Industrial Computers and the Industrial Internet of Things

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The next level of industrial evolution is already here. How will you put the capabilities of new-generation SIMATIC Open Controllers to work? Major advances in manufacturing are getting faster:…

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Introducing the New SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The compact, powerful SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications,…

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Speedy Six-axis CNC Upgrade

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How a heavy diesel engine manufacturing facility commissioned new CNC boring mill controls — from panels to motors, drives, scales and software — in just four weeks. Even after…

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Siemens Introduces New Fail-Safe ET 200SP CPUs

Friday, May 29, 2015

For functional safety in a decentralized architecture, Siemens has introduced two fail-safe CPUs based on the SIMATIC ET 200SP controller. The fail-safe SIMATIC controllers enable the processing of…

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Fail-Safe SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU With Firmware 4.1, Fail-Safe S7-1200 Signal Modules and STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1

Friday, May 29, 2015

The fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1200 portfolio with the CPU 1214 FC, CPU 1215 FC, the fail-safe S7-1200 signal modules, and the Engineering SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1…

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Compact Controller Fits Many Roles

Friday, May 1, 2015

PC controller can be paired with efficient HMI The CPU 1515SP PC, a compact control system which combines the function of an ET 200SP Open Controller with a…

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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

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Siemens Releases Two New SIMATIC S7-1500 Failsafe CPUs for Delivery: CPU 1511F-1PN and CPU 1513F-1PN

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Siemens has released two new controllers that expand its product portfolio of modular SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers: the CPU 1511-1PN and CPU 1513F-1PN. Both CPUs are now in stock…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

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How a Leading Automaker Achieved a Major Controls Upgrade in Three Months

Monday, November 17, 2014

Siemens Solution Partner A&E Engineering executed the design, installation, and commissioning of two new paint-shop conveyor control systems for a major automaker, from control room and operator interfaces to motors, sensors, and machine interlocks. According to…

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CPU 1517-3 PN/DP Controller Adds Power, Simplifies Upgrades

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The CPU 1517-3 PN/DP expands the SIMATIC S7-1500 modular controller portfolio and adds options/flexibility for existing S7-300 users upgrading to the SIMATIC S7-1500 product line. The CPU 1517…

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Stacking More Flexibly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A leading manufacturer completes its portfolio of palletizing systems with a linear robot. An open motion control system combines efficiency and flexibility with user-friendliness, reliability, and global availability….

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Firmware V1.6 Increases Functionality and Adds Programming/Display Features

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The new CPU firmware V1.6 for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers provides additional functions such as mechanisms for accurate gear synchronism between two axes, as well as new programming and…

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Powerful New CPU and Firmware for SIMATIC S7-1200 Controllers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Simatic S7-1217C: New S7-1200 controller for the high-end performance range Line driver inputs and outputs to switch stepping motor controls New firmware version 4.0 for all Simatic S7-1200…

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Inside the Controls that Tame Gargantuan Cranes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

There are no small accidents for bridge cranes as tall as multistory buildings. Siemens integrator Trutega uses Lasers, wireless Ethernet, PLCs and the Nanobox PC to prevent them….

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SIMATIC® S7-1518F Failsafe Controller Increases Flexibility, Safety, Efficiency and Productivity

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Industry introduces the Simatic® S7-1518F, the most powerful failsafe controller, designed to increase flexibility, safety, efficiency and productivity at the plant floor level. Suitable for high-end standard…

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